The Sterling specimen. Lovely iridescent toning over near perfect surfaces. Surely the finest of the few graded.
Ron Guth: The 1843 Silver Dollar is a relatively common coin, on par with most of the other dates from the 1840's. In Mint State, the 1843 Silver Dollar is scarce, and usually found in baggy MS-62 and MS-63. Gem examples are essentially non-existent, and the finest examples certified by PCGS (as of November 2011) are five MS-64s, some of which are illustrated above.
Heritage 11/2004:7588 - Heritage 2/2005:7358 - Legend Numismatics, sold privately in 4/2005 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30593, $51,406.25
Legend Collection of Mint State Seated Liberty Dollars